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Artist Feature 3: Floy Zittin (countdown to Open Studio 2012)

Garden Charms by Jen Norton

Finishing up my Garden Charms!

Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my Garden Charms® for this weekend’s Open Studio. These are super popular because they allow you to hang art anywhere…kitchen, bath, even outdoors! And speaking of outdoors….

Leafy Labyrinth 2 © Floy Zittin

Leafy Labyrinth 2 by Floy Zittin

I want to introduce you to today’s Featured Artist, my friend and amateur birder Floy Zittin. Floy has years of experience in scientific illustration and uses it to gracefully capture birds in their local habitats, which she renders with a mystical quality using watercolor on both paper and canvas. You can see more of Floy’s work on her website or in her new Etsy store. We’ll both be exhibiting this weekend in Saratoga and you can get all the info here.

 

 

Sparrows © Floy Zittin

Sparrows by Floy Zittin

Change is good.

Three Sisters

Three Sisters in the Garden by Jen Norton

(reposted from Apirl 2010) Every so often I take some time to re-evaluate some of my unsold work. Is it just waiting for the right buyer? Does it need a little facelift now that I see it with new eyes? Or is it hanging around like dirty laundry taunting me with reminders of my lackluster housecleaning skills? This morning I came across a piece that needed to be shed like that extra 2 lbs gained on vacation, so I splashed paint, rolled ink and otherwise destroyed what was there. I decided to go with the theme of “Linked” from Illustration Friday that appeared in my inbox. A little uncontrolled “left-hand” drawing, some simplified shape…The result is this illustration of my two sisters and I walking hand in hand along a garden path. It’s simple, imperfect, uncomplicated and sure was a lot of fun to make. Sometimes, that’s all I ask of myself. Stains gone. Laundry folded. See what you think!

note: The original painting is sold, but this image is available to order on a Garden Charm, or for licensing. Use my contact page form for either.